Immigrants: Past VS Present
(why the immigrants of today should
NOT be allowed into this country)
(why I hate all illegal aliens, and love legal aliens who follow the laws
and rules to immigrate)
ORANGE COUNTY FLORIDA
For some reason, people have difficulty structuring
their arguments when arguing against supporting the currently
proposed immigration revisions. This lady made the argument pretty
simple. NOT printed in the Orange County Paper .....
Newspapers simply won't publish letters to the editor
which they either deem politically incorrect (read below) or which
do not agree with the philosophy they're pushing on the public. This
woman wrote a great letter to the editor that should have been
published; but, with your help, it will get published via
From: "David LaBonte"
My wife, Rosemary, wrote a wonderful letter to the
editor of the OC Register which, of course, was not printed. So, I
decided to "print" it myself by sending it out on the Internet. Pass
it along if you feel so inclined. Written in response to a series of
letters to the editor in the Orange County Register:
So many letter writers have based their arguments on how this land
is made up of immigrants. Ernie Lujan for one, suggests we should
tear down the Statue of Liberty because the people now in question
aren't being treated the same as those who passed through Ellis
Island and other ports of entry.
should turn to our history books and point out to people like Mr.
Lujan why today's American is not willing to accept this new kind of
immigrant any longer.
1900 when there was a rush from all areas of Europe to come to the
United States, people had to get off a ship and stand in a long line
in New York and be documented. Some would even get
down on their hands and knees and kiss the ground. They made a
pledge to uphold the laws and support their new country in good and
bad times. They made learning English a primary rule in their new
American households and some even changed their names to blend in
with their new home.
waved good-bye to their birth place to give their children a new
life and did everything in their power to help their children
assimilate into one culture. Nothing was handed to them. No free
lunches, no welfare, no labor laws to protect them. All they had
were the skills and craftsmanship they had brought with them to
trade for a future of prosperity.
their children came of age when World War II broke out. My father
fought alongside men whose parents had come straight over from
Germany, Italy, France and Japan. None of these 1st generation
Americans ever gave any thought about what country their parents had
come from. They were Americans fighting Hitler, Mussolini and the
Emperor of Japan. They were defending the United States of America
as one people.
liberated France, no one in those villages were looking for the
French-American or the German-American or the Irish-American. The
people of France saw only Americans. And we carried one flag that
represented one country. Not one of those immigrant sons would have
thought about picking up another country's flag and waving it to
represent who they were. It would have been a disgrace to their
parents who had sacrificed so much to be here. These immigrants
truly knew what it meant to be an American. They stirred the melting
pot into one red, white and blue bowl.
And here we are with a new kind of immigrant who wants the same
rights and privileges. Only they want to achieve it by playing with
a different set of rules, one that includes the entitlement card and
a guarantee of being faithful to their mother country. I'm sorry,
that's not what being an American is all about. I believe that the
immigrants who landed on Ellis Island in the early 1900's deserve
better than that for all the toil, hard work and sacrifice in
raising future generations to create a land that has become a beacon
for those legally searching for a better life. I think they would be
appalled that they are being used as an example by those waving
foreign country flags.
that suggestion about taking down the Statue of Liberty, it happens
to mean a lot to the citizens who are voting on the immigration
bill. I wouldn't start talking about dismantling the United States
THIS LETTER MOVING. FOR THE WRONG THINGS TO PREVAIL THE RIGHTFUL
MAJORITY NEEDS TO REMAIN COMPLACENT AND QUIET!! LET THIS NEVER
I sincerely hope this letter gets read by millions of people all
across the nation